Definition: This entry provides the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people. Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases, beds for both acute and chronic care are included. Because the level of inpatient services required for individual countries depends on several factors - such as the burden of disease - there is no global target of number of hopital beds per country.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Hospital bed density map
Liberian President Pleads With Obama for Assistance in Combating Ebola
New York Times - 9/13/2014 8:44:58 AM
She urgently requested 1,500 additional beds in new hospitals across the country and urged that the United States military set up and run a 100-bed Ebola hospital in the besieged ... Global agencies like the World Health Organization and the United Nations ...
Pentagon enlisted in Ebola fight
USA Today - 9/8/2014 5:19:08 PM
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will airlift a portable, 25-bed hospital to Ebola-stricken Liberia to help ... in history with 3,707 confirmed or suspected cases in west African countries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Canada does not have containment beds other countries use to transport Ebola patients because Health Canada got rid of them: ex-employees
National Post - 8/13/2014 12:06:23 PM
Health Canada actually stationed several of the containment beds in airports across the country, kept another in an Ottawa hospital and had more at its ... and everyone else in the world does — it’s an obvious question.” Isolators were reportedly ...
WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes
San Francisco Gate - 9/23/2014 3:53:56 AM
LONDON (AP) — New estimates from the World Health Organization warn ... There aren't enough hospital beds, health workers or even soap and water in the hardest-hit West African countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Last week, the U.S. announced ...
Public hospital bed ratio ‘slashed by 43% over past 20 years’, report reveals
theguardian.com - 2/14/2014 6:17:20 PM
A new public hospital report card shows the number of beds, measured against the size of the population ... the originally committed levels “to help public hospitals around the country to meet their performance targets and provide timely and quality ...
Saeed Abedini's family: pastor yanked from hospital bed, beaten, taken back to Iran prison
New York Daily News - 5/21/2014 8:19:42 PM
Saeed Abedini spent the past two months being treated for injuries he received in jail. But without advanced notice, his visiting relatives said the man was dragged from his hospital bed, beaten and ... in the Islamic country. The American citizen from ...
Pentagon to Set Up Ebola Field Hospital in Liberia
Military.com - 9/9/2014 3:06:07 AM
hand it over to the Liberians and then leave the country. "No U.S. personnel right now are going to be providing patient care" at the 25-bed field hospital, Warren said. "The intent of this piece of equipment is to provide a facility that healthcare ...
Hospital bed shortage exposed
Daily Telegraph - 4/15/2014 9:02:24 PM
Britain has fewer hospital beds per person than almost any country in the Western world, according to figures which have raised fears that the NHS has become “stretched to breaking point”. A study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and ...
These 5 Countries Provide The Best Health Care In The World
The Huffington Post - 2/20/2014 8:01:46 AM
Also considered are the number of people per doctor, the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people ... expenditure as a percentage of a country’s GDP. France comes in first in this category as the best country in the world for health care.
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 10:28:38 AM
The U.S. leads the world in health care research and cancer treatment ... The U.S. also has fewer hospital beds for its population size and shorter average stays in hospital relative to other countries. Indeed, the lower numbers of physicians could ...
Congressman: When it comes to mental health, U.S. is 'acting like a third world country'
The Lead CNN - 1/27/2014 10:56:23 PM
We don't have enough hospital beds," said Rep ... and resources are misused and misplaced, and that the country lacks psychiatrists and psychologists. The Republican congressman wants mental illness to be a standalone issue, separate from gun violence ...
Odisha: Groundbreaking of 500 bed multispecialty hospital by Tata Steel at Sitalapalli
Orissa Diary - 9/2/2014 3:31:43 PM
Emergency Services including world class diagnostic facilities. The hospital will begin with 200 beds in the first phase with an estimated cost of around Rs. 100 crore and will gradually be scaled up to 500 beds. For setting up this hospital, Tata Steel ...
Riddle Hospital donates beds to Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone
Delaware County Daily Times - 8/17/2014 10:53:02 PM
So, the idea that the country could receive full, wheeled hospital beds from the United States was a blessing. “For Riddle to actually reach a community that otherwise is forgotten to the world,” Ibrahim said, “it’s touching and I’m speechless ...
Hospital Bed, Medical Equipment Shortage Revealed in OECD Report
Arutz Sheva - 6/30/2014 6:20:41 PM
The number of hospital ... beds per capita in Israel is among the lowest in the world, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). According to the report, which was published Monday, the number of hospital beds in the ...